Schedule of Classes




2023 Spring: January 11 - May 9

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
20401 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Madden, Sean C Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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20964 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Lowe, Robert E. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
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21448 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Soman, Appu K Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
23978 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Langan, William B. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
23979 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Wrighten, Jatia D. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
A survey of the basic principles of political science. The objective is to define the main features of primary systems of political economy to understand differing methods of governance and articulate consequences of government actions in a globally interdependent system. Topics include the relationship of political science to the other social sciences; modern democracy, political ideology, and political socialization; the function of public opinion, mass media, interest groups, and political parties; the basic institutions of government and the separation of powers; and the role of international relations and globalization.
25549 4020 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 W 6:30P-9:30P Open College Park (Hybrid)
Faculty: Glass, James Bldg/Room: William E. Kirwan Hall (MATH) 0303 Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
20437 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Roether, Lee Herbison Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
21101 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Forsberg, Ole J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 101 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
An overview of the main schools of political theory, including democracy, authoritarianism, and alternative theories. The aim is to demonstrate familiarity with important thinkers and major works in the history of political theory; use theoretical language to analyze and critique political behavior and events; identify the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of government; and demonstrate knowledge of crucial concepts (justice, power, authority, the state, social contract, etc.) and their history. Topics include the philosophical foundations of liberalism, socialism, and conservatism and the core political concepts of justice, power, and authority.
23977 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Forsberg, Ole J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
20352 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Lesser, Lawrence M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
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20953 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Lampkin, Cheryl L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22346 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Wylie, Paula L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 170 American Government (3)
A comprehensive study of government in the United States, including the basic principles of American government and political culture. The aim is to explain the vertical and horizontal structure of the American government and the roles of the three federal branches, bureaucracies, and the state governments; describe the development of the American political system and its impact on the political landscape; and explain the processes of the electoral system, political parties, and interest groups to persuade and influence. Institutions, processes, and public policies are examined from a cross-cultural perspective.
23346 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Atkinson, Sue A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 200 International Political Relations (3)
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the methods of conducting foreign relations, and the means of avoiding or alleviating international conflicts. The objective is to interact with global communities, contribute to policy formation, analyze differing worldviews, and apply historical and cultural contexts to identify probable outcomes of disputes. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 200 or GVPT 300.
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20965 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Hullet, Deborah E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 210 Introduction to Public Policy and Public Administration (3)
Prerequisite: GVPT 100. An introduction to the study of the administrative process in the executive branch and the structure and function of the federal system. The aim is to apply the mechanisms of policy formulation to the budgetary process, analyze the nature of public personnel policy and the fundamentals of organization theory, and evaluate the impact of new technologies on public organizations. Topics include the organizational structure, the political cultural environment, intergovernmental relations, performance management, social equity, and public administration and public finance administration.
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25076 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Spurlock, Michael L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 210 Introduction to Public Policy and Public Administration (3)
Prerequisite: GVPT 100. An introduction to the study of the administrative process in the executive branch and the structure and function of the federal system. The aim is to apply the mechanisms of policy formulation to the budgetary process, analyze the nature of public personnel policy and the fundamentals of organization theory, and evaluate the impact of new technologies on public organizations. Topics include the organizational structure, the political cultural environment, intergovernmental relations, performance management, social equity, and public administration and public finance administration.
25077 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Buchanan, Jeremy S. Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 210 Introduction to Public Policy and Public Administration (3)
Prerequisite: GVPT 100. An introduction to the study of the administrative process in the executive branch and the structure and function of the federal system. The aim is to apply the mechanisms of policy formulation to the budgetary process, analyze the nature of public personnel policy and the fundamentals of organization theory, and evaluate the impact of new technologies on public organizations. Topics include the organizational structure, the political cultural environment, intergovernmental relations, performance management, social equity, and public administration and public finance administration.
25078 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Khan, Haroon A Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
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21102 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Soller, James Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 280 Comparative Politics and Government (3)
An introductory study of institutional patterns and trends in a variety of countries with dissimilar governmental styles. The goal is to compare the stages of political development in the modern state system on a spectrum ranging from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes. Discussion covers ethnic conflict and economic inequality in relation to the success and failure of governmental approaches in solving compelling issues.
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26673 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: King, Roderick Alan Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
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21315 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Sangiovanni, John J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
24728 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 306 Global Political Economy (3)
A study of the relationship between political and economic processes in international affairs. Discussion covers the effect of globalization on the global environment, the economy, world peace, the power of the nation-state, and inequality between nation-states.
24948 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Sangiovanni, John J Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 308 International Human Rights (3)
Recommended: GVPT 100. An examination of the principles and practices governing human rights from ancient times to contemporary international conventions and U.N. declarations. The aim is to analyze, evaluate, and discuss present national/international pushes for human rights and emancipation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 308 or GVPT 399Y.
23973 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Wylie, Paula L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 399O Seminar in National Security (1)
An overview of the different components of U.S. national security, including policy and organization. Internal and external factors affecting national security are covered.
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22637 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Feb 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Roether, Lee Herbison Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 403 Law, Morality, and War (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of just war traditions. The objective is to make informed decisions and analyze conflict. Discussions cover the theoretical and practical connections between law, war, and morality.
23972 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Pierre, Jean-Marc Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
20704 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Backus, James E Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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20966 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Jimenez, Jose P Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 406 Global Terrorism (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of the development of global terrorism and its impact on the international community. The goal is to participate in strategy and policy formulation and implementation, evaluate threats, and assess infrastructures that support global terrorist organizations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 401A or GVPT 406.
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21827 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Sylvain, Carol Leigh Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
23971 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Garibaldi, Ida M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 407 State Terrorism (3)
An examination of the use of force and power (terrorism) by states against various populations to advance the interests of their civilization or state. The objective is to apply knowledge of culture, tradition, ideology, and methodology to comprehend state terrorism; analyze risk to national security; and explain how domestic climates and international relationships interact to support state terrorism. Topics include state behavior and norms; state interests, power, and force; application of power and force; and coercion within and among civilizations. Students who have completed GVPT 401B or GVPT 401C may not receive credit for GVPT 407.
25566 5125 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Th 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Caruso, Michael G Bldg/Room: Shady Grove Center, Bldg II 3022 Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
23970 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Aiton, Jeffrey Bruce Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 408 Counterterrorism (3)
An investigation of counterterrorism (including its historical context), focusing on the evaluation of threats and the formulation of defeat strategies. The aim is to evaluate response strategies, help improve offensive and defensive planning, and construct a defeat strategy for a terrorist threat. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 399H or GVPT 408.
25568 4110 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Joint Base Andrews (Hybrid)
Faculty: Drew, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
23446 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Lucente, Seth T Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 409 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3)
An advanced examination of the impact of terrorism on the homeland security of the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The objective is to more fully understand the concepts of homeland security within a federal system. Topics include the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, their effect on civil liberties and civil rights, the changing face of terrorism in the United States, intelligence systems, and critical infrastructure protection. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GVPT 409 or GVPT 498X.
27191 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Soniak, Robert W Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 444 American Political Theory (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the development and growth of American political concepts from the colonial period to the present. The objective is to apply the rule of law to the decision- making process; interpret, apply, and synthesize the concepts of individual rights and collective responsibilities; and evaluate the interconnection between war, peace, and diplomacy.
23892 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Snyder, Stephanie Erin Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the principles and machinery of American foreign relations. The goal is to apply historical themes of American foreign policy to contemporary international relations, incorporate tenets of international law into American diplomatic approaches, and inform and influence policy making. Emphasis is on the conduct of the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service. Analysis covers the major foreign policies of the United States.
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20935 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Garibaldi, Ida M Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 457 American Foreign Relations (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the principles and machinery of American foreign relations. The goal is to apply historical themes of American foreign policy to contemporary international relations, incorporate tenets of international law into American diplomatic approaches, and inform and influence policy making. Emphasis is on the conduct of the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service. Analysis covers the major foreign policies of the United States.
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26930 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Mitchell, Ishmael R Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of the president's influence on legislative matters, the president's function in the executive branch (including domestic and foreign policy), and the president's role in his or her political party. The aim is to analyze contemporary uses of the presidency, evaluate an election strategy, and communicate realities of the presidential office.
23891 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Schaefer, Christopher L Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
23888 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Durham, Alyson S Syllabus Course Materials
GVPT 495 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3)
(Intended as a capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: WRTG 112 or equivalent and 9 upper-level credits in GVPT coursework. A study of political science that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience. The aim is to build on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Concepts and methods of political science are applied in producing a political, policy, or position paper for a project organization.
23889 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: DeRosa, John Pasquale Joseph Syllabus Course Materials
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